Programme
HAUEN UND STECHEN
Salomé
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January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
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music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 Euro

The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
Whatremainsofme
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January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The way we perceive our reality is shaped by the language of our senses. But what happens when this fine interplay is disturbed? A search for traces of perception and experience.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
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February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his latest project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

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Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
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February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir, Nima Séne traces the history and lyrical legacy of the poet and activist May Ayim.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?

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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
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February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance? 

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Hendrik Quast Spill your guts

Pressefoto 26.11.21_21_SpillYourGuts_Plakat_2E01-01
Foto: Florian Krauss
Performance
February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Tickets
Festsaal
15/10 €
Auf Deutsch

On February 06, there will be a PUBLIC TALK following the performance.

A damaged, clap-mouth doll shits as unabashedly as she dines. She has her ventriloquist firmly in her grip. As the embodiment of his chronic inflammatory bowel disease, she has only one thing on her mind: make him bleed! The unequal duo sparks a relationship thriller about undigested leftovers, fires up the stammering about outrageous stories of illness and plunges into a shitstorm about their work in the theater.
For his latest project, performance and action artist Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to artistically approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the sick and healthy audience. Here, everyday experiences with intestinal diseases are brought to the stage through the art of conversation, renegotiating the questions of visibly and invisibly marked, chronically ill bodies. By turning the intestine into a stage, Hendrik Quast and his team also question who actually holds the interpretative sovereignty over the sick body: medicine, the patient or the disease itself.

With a processual concept of theater, HENDRIK QUAST devotes himself to performing techniques such as ventriloquism, pantomime, or musical singing, and investigates the dissolution of boundaries in entertainment culture. He allows these to collide with everyday practices, crafts and cultural techniques such as taxidermy, funeral floristry or nail design. Quast appears in these settings as an exaggerated alter ego that follows its own linguistic foils, logics of action, and necessities of action. The audience is challenged by subversive comedy to critically relate to marginalized topics such as social origin and (precarious) forms of work, attributions of illness/health, and the relationship between nature/culture. Born in Celle in 1985, the queer action and performance artist studied at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen. He has been working as a solo artist and in the performance duo Quast & Knoblich since 2009. https://www.hendrikquast.de/

The piece lasts 90-120 minutes without a break. It is in German spoken language. Most of the time the audience area is dark, in some scenes it is lit up. The piece uses abrupt light changes, stroboscope, flashy light effects as well as fog. There will be loud and surprising music. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. Clapping and laughing during the show are explicitly encouraged. The audience is welcome to leave the room during the show to go to the toilet and return. In moments of interaction, the audience can decide if they would like to participate or not. Ableism, classism and death are addressed and symbolic self-harm occurs. The piece is suitable for audiences from 14 years and older.

The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and four beanbag seats that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat, for example within short distance to the toilets. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

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TEXT, PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT, Director Hendrik Quast DRAMATURGY Alex Hennig ARTISTic ASSISTANCE Michel Wagenschütz PUPPET, COSTUME, MASK Christina Neuss STAGE Jonas Droste LIGHT Design Maika Knoblich CONSULTING Text Eva-Maria Fahmüller Consulting VIDEO Rodrik Biersteker SOUND Toben Piel  DRAMATURGICAL support Marcus Dross COACH ventriloquism Marcus Geuss PR Yven Augustin GRAPHIC DESIGN Christina Mäckelburg Freelance work Noah Beeler TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT Hendrik Borowski PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Lisa Gehring

A production by Hendrik Quast in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin and by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With the support of the residency program of Cima Città (CH). The project was part of the residency program schloss bröllin e.V., supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the County of Vorpommern-Greifswald.  

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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JANUARY 06-22

In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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